Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Simon Says ,,,,,,Spots and/or Stripes :-)

Simon Says Stamp

WOW!!! What a fabby turn out for last weeks NEW challenge!!!! Thanks to everyone for joining in :-)

This week we have another great challenge for you...

You can have just spots, just stripes or spots AND stripes, its totally up to you!!!!! PLEASE remember to LINK to this SIMON SAYS STAMP CHALLENGE in your blog post somewhere to qualify to win our prize!!!

The Design Team is showcasing MEMORY BOX products this week. Its not mandatory to join in but if you have them, why not pull them out & use them?!?! Simon Says has an amazing selection of Memory Box products - papers, dies, stamps.........WOW!!!

Its a good idea to keep a check on the All New Just In Pages , there is invariably some new goodies listed and it is a handy way to keep up to date with all things new and crafty !!

We have just started a MONTHLY CARD KIT , these are fabulous value for money !! Check them out HERE They are literally flying out of the doors so better be quick !!

As usual Heidi will be giving one lucky entrant a $50 voucher to her FANTASTIC Simon Says Stamp Superstore !! For fabulous tutorials, inspiration and candy you should keep an eye on the Simon Says Stamp Blog too

For my card I used this very cute Baykahbella stamp from Stamping Bella .

I coloured the image with Copics and the edges inked with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink. I used Memory Box Pixie papers and used a little bit of a striped design to paper piece her pinny. this is a gorgeous paper pack, lovely designs and quality :-) I layered her pouch and popped the spoons in there ,, I also layered the rolling pin and used Helmar Scrap Dots to fix, better for small items than pop dots. I used a check design paper as that has lots of stripes in it !!

For the spots I used a Memory Box Bubble Dots Die and made 2 strips which I used underneath the bias tape. I have bought several Memory Box dies and they cut beautifully, they have lots of gorgeous designs and I just LOVE them !! They are wafer thin so are easy to store too !!

The flowers are from a Hero Arts Blush Print pack and I added a green flower and Blush Dot for the centre. I also popped a die cut made using a Heart Swirl die underneath. to finish I added a Cupcake Charm and I used a Spellbinder Ribbon Tag for the sentiment.

Thanks for looking :-) Our Designer in the Spotlight, Debbie, and the DT have made some gorgeous cards for your inspiration so hop on over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to see them Smile

Challenges :

Anything Goes Challenge ,,,,, Anything Goes

Top Tip Tuesday ,,,, Anything Goes ( my tip is to use the scrap dots for adding dimension to small items, it is a FAB product :-)

Heart to Heart ,,, use a stamp that hasn’t been used yet ,, this is a new one Smile

My Craft Spot ,,,, It’s Delicious, I think the cupcake looks yummy !

There She Goes ,,, Paper Piecing

Truly Madly Crafty ,,,, Anything Goes

Birthday Sundaes ,,,, Birthday Card

Allsorts ,,,, Paper Piecing

Secret Crafter ,,,, Let them eat Cake

Sweet Stampin ,,,, Spots and Dots

Challenge Up your Life ,,, Bingo ( I chose 1 down) flowers,ribbons, swirls)

ABC ,,, A for Anything Christmas ,,,, :-)

Crikey ,,,, that went quick !! It seems only a few short weeks ago that I was posting and A for ,,,, for the ABC Christmas Challenge and here we are starting another round !

This fortnight our lovely teamie Lacey is hosting the challenge and she has chosen

'A' for Anything Christmas !! ,

We have several sponsors for this challenge ,, !

The lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp is offering a fab $15 voucher ( excludes postage)

The lovely Gerda at The Stamp Fairy is offering a $10 voucher to her store


The Ribbon Girl is offering a fab Mini Christmas Kit !! :-)

Woo Hoo !! I wish I could enter !!!! :-)

For my card I used this gorgeous Hero Arts Winking Reindeer, coloured with a copic pen and a dot of red stickles on his nose to transform him into Rudolph :-) The papers are My Minds Eye and I used a Martha Stewart Himalayan Snowflake punch and some Organza ribbon from The Ribbon Girl to finish :-)

This was a very quick n easy card to make and I did make several of these in the run up to Christmas :-)

thanks for looking , our fabulous GD's and the DT have made some gorgeous cards for your inspiration so hop on over to the challenge blog to see them :-)

Challenges :

Creative Stamp Friends ,,,, Winter

This card is one I made before Christmas ,,, I did make 4 of them and I have one left for next year :-)